To meet demands for reduction of polluting emissions, Peugeot has brought out a new range of 3-cylinder engines in which motor efficiency is improved, reducing cylinder volume while maintaining full performance (power and torque).
In preparation for the the Euro 6 standard, applicable from September 2014, optimized combustion and reduced friction also explain the performance levels of these more compact and lighter petrol engines.
The Atmospheric Engine
This new rage of petrol engines, made in France on the Trémery site (Moselle), was introduced on the Peugeot 208 in 2012.
With this new and more compact PureTech 3-cylinder engine, consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced by 25% compared with 4-cylinder engines of equivalent power. The driver thus achieves a gain in fuel consumption of about 1.5 L per 100 km while still enjoying an optimal driving experience.
This engine starts at only 95 grams per kilometre of CO2 emissions and depending on the versions, equips the PEUGEOT 208, 2008 and 308. It exists in 3 different versions : the 1.0 L VTi engine of 68 hp, the 1.2 L VTi engine of 82 hp and the 1.2 e-VTi engine of 82 hp fitted with a Stop&Start function.
The Turbo Engine
This new turbo-compressed 3-cylinder petrol engine is derived from the atmospheric version, and retains 40% of the same parts. It consists of a new-generation high-output (240,000 rpm) turbo and offers the best low-rev torque/power compromise, with 95% of the torque available from 1500 rpm to 3500 rpm.
A veritable technological revolution, this engine, made in France in Douvrin (Pas-de-Calais), exists in 1.2 L e-THP 110 hp and 130 hp versions, which will be introduced in the Peugeot 308 from March 2014. The 208 and 2008 will also be equipped with these engines for the second half of 2014.